The talk about grilling year round brings back memories to an experience I had about 8 years ago. It was my wife's 40th birthday. We decide to have a big a## party. If you are going to have a party it might as well be big a##. We purchased 40 strip steaks, a huge tent, and invite 50 people under the premise, you bring the wine, and we’ll supply the steak and baked potatoes.
The day arrives and a hurricane is off the coast of NC blowing in tropical rains and wind. I have 40+ people at my house, 40 steaks to grill, sheets of rain coming down, and a big catering tent in my back yard. What the heck lets party.
I covered the grids with aluminum foil, on this long rented grill, to get the charcoal started. Once started, pulled off the foil, and threw all the steaks on. Sheets of rain still coming down. Once the fat started flowing, the steaks came out great.
The big gag at the party was, if you a little too close to the edge of the tent, someone would push up the puddle of water collected in the edge of the tent to give you a shower. With friends like that, one only needs more drinks. :-)